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PIPPEN

PIPPEN
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Blue w/Rust
Age: 10 mos.- 1 yr.
WT: 65 lbs.
Ears: Natural
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Good with cats.
Good with older children.

This young Doberpup came to us from a family with a small child.  Apparently, the puppy and the baby arrived about the same time (maybe they thought it would be nice for the two to grow up together), but puppy rambunctiousness and small children are not always a good mix, and the parents came to the conclusion it would be better for the puppy to be in a new home.  They surrendered him to a shelter and subsequently he came to Elijah’s House, where he happily waits for his new family. 

Through the years, we’ve often seen families who, with the best intentions, bring puppies into their homes without realizing how challenging it is to raise a puppy to mature adulthood.  As a result, some puppies are mistreated, others are neglected or crated most of the time (which only makes them more rambunctious) or relegated to life outdoors, where they may be chained besides.  Often, families give up in exasperation and surrender the puppy just when it is about to turn the corner into young adulthood.

Additionally, families who are not skilled at or don’t have the time for training their puppies and thereby need to have them trained, often do not.  The point of all this is to affirm the importance of making a commitment to a puppy that lasts into adulthood and does whatever is necessary to see that the puppy is given the best advantage to mature into a well-ordered and well-adjusted adult.

All of which reminds, me, several years ago I was driving down a side street in a nearby city.  At one point, I drove past a house with a young Dober in the yard, along with her master.  I circled back to visit with them and was amazed to see the level of behavior and interaction in this puppy.

She was a three-month-old red with natural ears.  She was relaxed, calm, attentive, and obedient.  Her master was soft-spoken with her, and she kept her focus on him, waiting to see what his expectations were and responding immediately and accurately to him.

This was not a training session.  He was out in the yard doing yard work and she was there in the yard with him - no fence, near the street (something we would ever recommend) - and there was nothing on her mind other than reading and responding to her human.

It was a remarkable level of maturity in a puppy so young and an indication of what is possible with the breed in the care of someone who knows how and takes the time to bring out the best in the dog.

Not everyone can achieve that level, but I think many well-intended owners have no understanding of what is possible or what it takes to achieve such success.  And of course, that, in a large part, is why DRT exists. 

Our Doberboy Pippen is a wonderful puppy who’s loving and sweet. Given his youth and lack of exposure, he’s a little hesitant with new situations and folks, and he shies away from other dogs barking at him - he’s not a trouble maker.  He’s very affectionate and loves to give kisses.  As he matures in a loving, consistent, supportive home, his self-assurance will undoubtedly improve.  We’re seeing progress with him already in our predictable, supportive environment here. 

Volunteer comments:

            “Pippin, or as he could be called, ‘Mr. Friendly’, is an adorable, gorgeous pup who apparently has never met anyone he considered to be a stranger – he’s friendly toward all.”

If you have a home where this puppy can flourish and are drawn to him by his pictures and story, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come spend a little time observing and interacting with him.

If you’re a basketball fan, you’re familiar with Scottie Pippen.  If you’re not, look him up; he had a remarkable career and was a genius at making his superstar teammate Michael Jordan look good.  The NBA calls him “One of the most versatile and talented players ever….”

And if you decide to make him a part of your family, chances are our Doberboy Pippen will be the best side man you ever had.



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Contact: Carol Fama   P. O. Box 13979   Greensboro, NC 27415-3979
Rescue Areas Covered, but not limited to GA, NC, SC, VA, WV
phone: 336.621.3453   e-mail: FamaDobes@aol.com   fax: 336.621.9206 (no cover sheet required)
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